Fei HUANG, Ph.D. (2012, Leiden University), is junior professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany. She has published articles on Chinese history in New History Journal, Late Imperial China, and Journal of Asian History.
All interested in Chinese history, particularly the Qing dynasty, plus anyone concerned with landscape studies in general, or urban and frontier studies of China in particular, will find this book useful.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Introduction: Landscape and the Imperial Frontier
Dongchuan and Northeastern Yunnan
A Landscape Studies Approach
Landscape in the Empire’s Frontier
1 Paving the Way
Mountain and Road
Inside and Outside of the River
The Jinsha River and the Copper Transports
2 Valley and Mountain
Moving from the Mountains into the Bazi
1700–1730s War: Completing the Bazi
Spatial Network of the Copper Business
Newcomers, Indigenous People and Landscape Transformation
3 The Walled City
The Indigenous Strongholds on the Huize Bazi
Building the Stone-Walled City
Top-Down or Bottom-Up?
The Planning of an Ideal Civilized Walled City
4 Ten Views
The Scenic View Tradition
Sightseeing, the New Gazetteer and the Ten Views
The Ten Views and the Conventional Format
The Ten Views, Local Geography and the Copper Transportation
5 Zhenwu Shrine and Dragon Pool
The Mountain, the Temple and the Shrine
Replacing the Dragon Cult
Praying, Entertaining and Remembering
6 Two Wenchang Temples
Scholastic Good Fortune?
Relocating to Auspicious Sites?
“Huayizhai” or “Wanizhai”?
Preventing Water Disasters
Contesting Space between the Han and the Indigenous People
7 Ancestors, Chieftains and Indigenous Women
The Meng Yan Shrine: An Indigenous General Who Surrendered
Shesai and the Origin of the Lu Surname
“Fake” Han Chinese People or “Fake” Indigenous People
8 The New Mansions
Huiguan Associations in Frontier
Building the Huiguan